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From Matt Kettler <>
Subject Re: Bayes db update ignored
Date Tue, 04 May 2004 05:34:46 GMT
At 05:00 PM 5/3/04 -0400, Forrest Aldrich wrote:
>This problem has persisted for a while, and I'm not clear why this 
>reoccurs.   I have spamd running as user "nobody" and the 
>/var/spool/spamassassin files are owned by that user and are writable.
>The only way I can get this error to go away is by making it writable by 
>others, and that's of course not right.
>May  3 16:58:45 system-name spamd[88373]: cannot write to 
>/var/spool/spamassassin/bayes_journal, Bayes db update ignored
>Anyone know what might be wrong?

What's the ownership/perms on the directory? SA's going to need to be able 
to create and delete files too, as bayes_journal gets destroyed during 
rebuild, and created during learn.

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